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La rana verde albanese, Pelophylax shqipericus (Hotz, Uzzell, Günther, Tunner & Heppich, 1987)


Nomi comuni esteri - Francese - Grenouille d'Albanie. Inglese - Albanian Pool Frog, Virpazar Frog, Balkan Frog. Tedesco - Skutarifrosch. Svezia - Albansk gölgroda. Olanda - Albanese poelkikker. Croazia - Skadarska zelena žaba. Serbia - Skadarska zelena žaba. Repubblica Ceca - Skokan albánský.

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Classificazione - Regno: Animalia. Sottoregno: Eumetazoa. Phylum: Chordata. Subphylum: Vertebrata. Superclasse: Gnathostomata. Classe: Amphibia. Sottoclasse: Lissamphibia. Ordine: Anura. Sottordine: Dispasiocoela. Famiglia: Ranidae. Genere: Pelophylax.

Rana shqiperica Hotz, Uzzell, Günther, Tunner & Heppich, 1987, Not. Nat., Philadelphia, 468: 2. Olotipo: ANSP 30211, per designazione originale. Località tipo: "Virpazar, Skadarsko Jezero, Crna Gora, Jugoslavia [ora Montenegro] (42°14´N, 19°05´E)".
Rana (Pelophylax) shqiperica Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 332.
Hylarana shqiperica Chen, Murphy, Lathrop, Ngo, Orlov, Ho, and Somorjai, 2005, Herpetol. J., 15: 237. per implicazione.
Pelophylax shqipericus Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green & Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 369. Che, Pang, Zhao, Wu, Zhao & Zhang, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 42: xxx, per implicazione.

Fonti bibliografiche principali - Gasc, J.-P. (ed.) 1997. Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Europe. Societas Europea Herpetologica & Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

 

Distribuzione di Pelophylax shqipericus secondo IUCN

 

La specie è diffusa dalle rive del Lago di Scutari in Montenegro e lungo le coste adriatiche dell'Albania occidentale, al di sotto dei 500 metri di quota.

Bibliografia - Arnold, E.N. 2003. Reptiles and Amphibians of Europe. Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford.

Dzukic, G., Kalezic, M., Aleksic, I. and Crnobrnja, J. 1996. Green frogs exploited in the former Yugoslavia. FrogLog 19: 3­4.

Gasc, J.-P. (ed.) 1997. Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Europe. Societas Europea Herpetologica & Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Guerrini, F., Bucci, S., Ragghianti, M., Mancino, G., Hotz, H., Uzzell, T. and Berger, L. 1997. Genomes of two water frog species resist germ line exclusion in interspecies hybrids. Journal of Experimental Zoology 279: 163-176.

Hotz, H. and Uzzell, T. 1982. Biochemically detected sympatry of two water frog species: two different cases in the Adriatic Balkans (Amphibia, Ranidae). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 134: 50-79.

Hotz, H., Uzzell, T., Günther, R., Tunner, H.G. and Heppich, S. 1987. Rana shqiperica, a new European water frog species from the Adriatic Balkans (Amphibia, Salientia, Ranidae). Notulae Naturae 468: 1-3.

Kalezic, M. and Dzukic, G. 2001. Amphibian status in Serbia and Montenegro (FR Yugoslavia). FrogLog 45: ?

Ljubisavljevic, K., Dzukic, G. and Kalezic, M. 2003. Green frogs are greatly endangered in Serbia and Montenegro. FrogLog 58: 2-3.

Plötner, J. 1998. Genetic diversity in mitochondrial 12S rDNA of western Palearctic water frogs (Anura, Ranidae) and implication for their systematics. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 36: 191-201.

Plötner, J., Ohst, T., Böhme, W. and Schreiber, R. 2001. Divergence in mitochondrial DNA of near eastern water frogs with special reference to the systematic status of Cypriote and Anatolian populations (Anura, Ranidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 22(4): 397-412.

Schneider, H. and Haxhiu, I. 1994. Mating-call analysis and taxonomy of the water frogs in Albania (Anura: Ranidae). Zool. Jb. Syst. 121: 248-262.

Sinsch, U. and Schneider, H. 1996. Bioacoustic assessment of the taxonomic status of pool frog populations (Rana lessonae) with reference to a topotypical population. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 34: 63-73.


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